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May 2021

Unhoarding Our Stories: Black Women Talking Art
May 13 @ 6:30 pm

Unhoarding Our Stories: Black Women Talking Art, Heart, and the Insides of the Art World Co-hosted by the ARThouse and the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, this event will feature appetizers, drinks, and a live panel. This event is free, but space is limited to allow social distancing, and registration is required. Temperature checks, face masks, and social distancing will be enforced.

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Lit Fridays
May 14 @ 6:00 pm

Lit Fridays is a literary-focused, virtual salon presented by the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, featuring conversations and guest performances on the last Friday of each month at 6:00p EST via Facebook Live and Zoom Webinar. All conversations are moderated by AWAACC Literary Curator, Jessica Lanay.   Chiwan Choi is the author of 3 books of poetry, The Flood (Tía Chucha Press, 2010), Abductions (Writ Large Press, 2012), and The Yellow House (CCM, 2017). He wrote, presented, and destroyed…

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Art After Dark
May 22 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for our third installment of Art After Dark. Get a first look at our latest exhibition Minding My Business (i said what i said) with a guided tour from our visual art curators, Janice Bond and Sadie Woods. Enjoy live music from Pittsburgh recording artists E. Cruse and Lake City Fresh. Limited capacity, registration is required.

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Lit Fridays
May 28 @ 6:00 pm

Lit Fridays is a literary-focused, virtual salon presented by the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, featuring conversations and guest performances on the last Friday of each month at 6:00p EST via Facebook Live and Zoom Webinar. All conversations are moderated by AWAACC Literary Curator, Jessica Lanay. Josh Aiken Joshua Aiken is a writer based in New Haven, CT. He is a Cave Canem Fellow, alumnus of the Vermont Studio Center, and winner of the Martin Starkie Prize, whose poetry…

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June 2021

Youth Writers Camp
June 12 @ 11:00 am

The August Wilson African American Cultural Center invites you to the 4th Annual Youth Writers Camp sessions! The Youth Writers Camp curriculum addresses current events, including topics related to social justice, while at the same time keeping August Wilson’s literary legacy as a core objective. All camp sessions will be virtual and can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home. During each session, time will be allotted for discussions, reading, writing, and sharing; *allowing students to freely express…

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BLK FREEDOM
June 15 @ 12:00 pm

10 leading Black museums and historical institutions from coast to coast will join forces for BLKFREEDOM.org to commemorate Juneteenth, the day that the Emancipation Proclamation was officially enforced, ending enslavement in Texas. The annual collaboration has produced a film documenting the national exploration of the deeprooted anthem “Lift Every Voice and Sing” through the eyes of historic museums and anthropologists from across the United States. BLKFREEDOM.org will commemorate the anniversary of Juneteenth. Juneteenth dates back to June 19, 1865 when…

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NuHymes/ Black Liberatory Practices
June 19 @ 11:59 pm

Premieres June 19th @ 6:00 PM Multidisciplinary artist Frewuhn presents a musical timeline of performance and dialogue surrounding present-future notions of protest and practices of freedom. She engages liberatory practice in performance to contextualize freedom through cross-pollinating music of black pride with nu-hymns. VIEW HERE

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Lit Fridays
June 25 @ 6:00 pm

Lit Fridays is a literary-focused, virtual salon presented by the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, featuring conversations and guest performances on the last Friday of each month at 6:00p EST via Facebook Live and Zoom Webinar. All conversations are moderated by AWAACC Literary Curator, Jessica Lanay. ARIANA BROWN is a queer Black Mexican American poet from the Southside of San Antonio, TX. She is the author of the poetry chapbook Sana Sana (Game Over Books, 2020) and the debut…

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July 2021

Creating Black Autonomous Spaces
July 8 @ 5:00 pm

Led by Baltimore-native photographer, artist and archivist SHAN Wallace and Pittsburgh-based artist and administrator Jessica Gaynelle Moss, CREATING BLACK AUTONOMOUS SPACES will investigate the past and imagine the future of Black Autonomous Spaces through an examination of Wallace’s most recent body of work, The Avenue.

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AWCommunity Day
July 17 @ 11:00 am

This free, virtual family-friendly event features local artisans and performers. Viewers can enjoy yoga and meditation, delicious food recipes, a robotics presentation from Sarah Heinz House and studio tour with Cue Perry at the Ohringer Building. AWCommunity Day is a quarterly event that is proudly sponsored by UPMC and UPMC Health Plan.

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